| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:40 PM
The Baltimore City Council is once again trying to ban many stores from giving plastic bags to customers — only a month after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shot down its last attempt.
On Monday, Councilman Bill Henry reintroduced a bill Rawlings-...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:17 PM
Maxie's Pizza Bar & Grille of Charles Village has had its liquor license suspended for six weeks and agreed to pay $8,000 in fines for serving alcohol to minors on two occasions this past fall.
A plea deal previously agreed upon by Thomas Akras, the...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 12:18 PM
The recent security breach at a Baltimore Police station — the second incident in five months — is raising questions about whether the city strikes the right balance between making such buildings accessible and protecting those inside.
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Long gone are the days when Harry "Soft Shoes" McGuirk ruled South Baltimore's Stonewall Democratic Club as a benevolent despot, the last of the city's old-school political bosses.
So, too, is the era when the Curran family's United Third District...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:38 AM
For more than a decade, mayoral vetoes were practically unheard of in Baltimore.
Within the past three months, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has vetoed or vowed to veto three City Council bills — legislation empowering the council to...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 11:04 AM
No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Baltimore's once-extensive speed camera program failed in part because the city didn't have enough staff to monitor the rush of tickets generated, three officials testified before a City Council investigative committee Monday.
Deputy Mayor Khalil Zaied,...
| Nov 5, 2014
Republican Larry Hogan's campaign to "Change Maryland" scored a stunning upset Tuesday as he defeated Democrat Anthony G. Brown in the race for governor.
Hogan, 58, ran on a promise to curb state spending and cut taxes. He will become Maryland's...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Customers who shop in Baltimore would have to pay 5 cents for each plastic bag at supermarkets and other merchants under legislation that's making its way through the City Council.
A key council committee voted Wednesday to send the measure to the...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Poor ventilation and overcrowding at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter have prompted City Councilman Robert W. Curran to call for a plan to come up with $18 million to build a new animal shelter.
At a council work session Tuesday, Curran...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
To his friends and supporters, Eric T. Costello is just what the City Council needs: a smart, hard-working community president with financial experience that could save taxpayers money.
To his critics, however, Costello is just what Baltimore doesn't...